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  •  its all part of the Kabuki, I try to hold back... (8+ / 0-)

    being confrontational around here, but some times its very hard. Its hard to be both nice and honest at the same time around here. Some times just have to forget the niceities and throw reality in peoples faces.

    Both sides 'play' to personality types and the script is written to keep those illusions alive.

    Keeping gates feeds into 'Dems are weak' on defense, the book does as well. The 'Dems are weak' on defense feeds into them being able to support wars with plausible denial. Being able to support wars feeds into the MIC which then feed back into their campaign funds.

    So many are afraid of breaking the illusion,because they reality is so overwhelming to them. All we can do is keep pointing out the inconsistencies, hoping time and the liberal bias of reality, eventually take their toll and shatter the illusion.

    Join the DeRevolution: We are not trying to take the country, we are trying to take the country back. Get the money out of politics with public financed campaigns so 'Of the People, By the People and For the People' rings true again.

    by fToRrEeEsSt on Wed May 14, 2014 at 01:21:24 PM PDT

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    •  It's the good cop, bad cop scenario (0+ / 0-)

      over and over again.  Even though the US Chamber of Commerce has starting funding its allies, like Mitch McConnell, more than their Tea Party primary challengers, it still encourages the shrill screaming of hysterical nonsense by Faux News and the usual brain-damaged RW print pundits. Pro-KXL puff pieces keep showing up in my local freebie papers right here in "liberal" Silicon Valley.

      These right-wingers are supposed to scare us so much (like the bad cop) that we'll accept any sleazy deal cut by the Democrats (like the good cop's plea bargain offers).

      And, as you rightly point out, the money goes round and round, and the revolving doors keep spinning between various industries (especially banking/finance) and the agencies which are supposed to regulate them.

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